Have any of you wondered if you would ever see an Adobe software product on the iPad? You should know that despite their rough past relations with Apple and Flash development, Adobe still has plans on going forward with developing imaging software for the iPad. Adobe has begun a new effort to bring imaging software such as Lightroom to the iPad and other tablet computers–but the leader of the work also is fretting over the control Apple has over it.
John Nack from Adobe was quoted as saying “I love making great Mac software, and after eight years product-managing Photoshop, I’ve been asked to help lead the development of new Adobe applications, written from scratch for tablet computers. In many ways, the iPad is the computer I’ve been waiting for my whole life,” Adobe’s John Nack said in a blog post Thursday. “I want to build the most amazing iPad imaging apps the world has ever seen.”
There is current competition between Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom and Apple’s Aperture which are both programs for editing and cataloging photographs. John Nack stated that “Apple refuses to carry Lightroom in Apple retail stores. That’s okay; Lightroom is doing just fine against Aperture, thank you. But what if the Apple store were the only store? How would Apple customers get the benefits of competition?” Nack asked, noting that many people requested a mobile version of Lightroom when Nack asked what Adobe applications people would like to see for the iPad. “I think that such an app could be brilliant, and many photographers tell me that its existence would motivate them to buy iPads.”
The development may be commencing but whether or not Apple permits it to be sold in Apple stores is yet to be seen. What’s your opinion – do you think Apple should allow Adobe’s software to be sold in their Apple stores? Will there be love after all?
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